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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Judy Rebick

Politics and Policy

University   Adjunct, York/Ryerson
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Education

BSc

Biography

Judy Rebick is a writer, journalist and activist. She holds the Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, which is designed to bring a social justice activist onto campus. Ms. Rebick has published four books, the latest entitled Transforming Power: From the personal to the political will be published by Penguin in March 2009, based on two years of research into new social movements and political transformations in Latin America.

Research Interests

Social movements, democracy, feminism, media, new media

Selected Publications

Books

2005 Ten Thousand Roses:The Making of a Feminist Revolution (Penguin)

2000 Imagine Democracy, (Stoddart)

1996 Politically Speaking, Co-author with Kike Roach,(Douglas and McIntyre)

1995 In the Public Interest with Steven Langdon and Rosemary Warskett (Voyageur)1992

1992 NAC Voters Guide with Huguette Leger (Voyageur)


Articles in Books

2008 Another U.S. is Happening in World Social Forum: Challenging Empires eds Jai Sen and Peter Waterman, Black Rose Books
2008 The Future of Feminism in Gendering the Nation State, Yasmeen Abu-Laban ed. UBC Press

2006 Rebellion and Resistance in Dropped Threads 3, Marjorie Anderson Ed. Random House

2004 The Next Challenge for Multiculturalism and Feminism: Participatory Democracy in Canadian Multiculturalism: Dreams, Realities, Expectations, 2004 Mathew Zachariah et al Canadian Multicultural Foundation

2000 Inclusion and the Academy: Debating a Good Idea Freely in Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University, Sharon E. Kahn and Dennis Pavlich ed, UBC Press 2000

1996 Identity Politics in Clash of Identities, James Littletond (Prentice Hall)

1993 Is the Issue Choice in Misconceptions, ed Gwynne Bassen et al, published by Voyageur

A Faulty Framework and a Wrong-Headed Compromise in The Charlottetown Accord The Referendum and the Future of Canada, ed By Kenneth McRoberts & Patrick Monahan (University of Toronto Press)

 

Journals

2005 The Political Impact of the Charter, in The Supreme Court Law Review Vol 29 Second Series

2000 Democracy: What a Concept, in Journal of Canadian Studies Vol 35 No. 1

 

Articles:

June 2002 Ramallah Revellations, Macleans Magazine

2001 Keynote Address: Citizenship and Citizen Participation in Citizenship and Citizen Participation in the Administration of Justice (Les Editions Themis)

 

Link to personal website: www.ryerson.ca/socialjustice

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan